This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Marie of A Year from Oak Cottage and is La Palette’s Strawberry Tart. I thought this was a great selection as it’s almost summertime and strawberries really say summer to me!

The tart is really simple – it’s just a sweet tart dough with strawberry jam spread over it and strawberries piled high. However, that’s not to say I wasn’t a bit intimidated by this tart. I’m always hesitant when the recipe calls for dough or crust to be pressed into the pan and up the sides. For some reason I can never seem to get the dough to climb the sides of the pans nicely. I always wind up with something that looks like a 4 year old made it…

I wound up using 2 4-inch springform pans instead of a tart pan. I have a 9-inch tart pan, but didn’t want to make just one large tart and I don’t have small tart pans. Using the springform pan certainly makes my “tart” look more rustic than the pretty ones I’ve seen from the bakers using tart pans but I’m ok with that. I think the springform is probably a little easier to press the crust into so that worked in my favor.

I am giving these tarts away so I didn’t taste the finished product, but I will confess that I couldn’t stop eating the extra tart dough after I made it! It was so incredibly tasty that I can’t imagine these tarts are anything but amazing!

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